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Updates to Training Grant Applications

The NIH Institutional Training Program applications are undergoing changes that take effect for submissions due on or after January 25, 2025. 

These modifications impact the PHS 398 Research Training Program Plan Form (the Recruitment Plan to Enhance Diversity will become its own attachment instead of part of the 25-page program plan) and the Training Tables. These changes will impact training grant applications and other applications that use the T forms (such as K12s) submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2025.


  • Update the Data Tables to reduce applicant and reviewer burden.
  • Include training in the Responsible Conduct of Research and Recruitment Plan to Enhance Diversity as items that contribute to the overall impact score.  
  • Enhance research training programs by further defining expectations for mentor training and clarifying positive outcomes related to preparing trainees for the breadth of research and related careers relevant to the NIH mission.

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